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Why the rise of the robots won’t mean the end of work 09:03
Why the rise of the robots won’t mean the end of work
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For now, at least, we have better things to worry about. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: https://economics.mit.edu/files/11563 https://www.aeaweb.org/full_issue.php?doi=10.1257/jep.29.3#page=33 http://voxeu.org/article/how-computer-automation-affects-occupations https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/future-work-lit-review-20150428.pdf https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Artificial-Intelligence-Automation-Economy.PDF https://www.vox.com/2015/7/27/9038829/automation-myth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PWX7RPG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect https://www.amazon.com/Second-Machine-Age-Prosperity-Technologies-ebook/dp/B00D97HPQI/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.amazon.com/New-Division-Labor-Computers-Creating/dp/0691124027/ref=sr_1_1? https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/downloads/academic/The_Future_of_Employment.pdf Clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTlV0Y5yAww https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luhn7TLfWU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCoFKUJ_8Yo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyn9zzrC84 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk /// Recent advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics have commentators worrying about the coming obsolescence of the human worker. Some in Silicon Valley are even calling for a basic minimum income provided by the government for everyone, under the assumption that work will become scarce. But many economists are skeptical of these claims, because the notion that the the economy offers a fixed amount of work has been debunked time and time again over the centuries and current economic data show no signs of a productivity...
Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all? 06:26
Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?
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Shared space designs, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Some cities in Europe are undergoing a fascinating transformation: they’re getting rid of all of their road signs. That’s thanks to a design concept called “shared space,” where urban planners drastically lessen the presence of traffic lights, signs, and barriers, encouraging all forms of transportation to share the road.  There’s evidence that drivers often totally ignore road signs, so the heightened risk forces commuters to remain on high alert as they pass through an intersection, in theory leading to safer travel. But by stripping cities of their traditional traffic control systems, they leave...
How dead is the Great Barrier Reef? 08:11
How dead is the Great Barrier Reef?
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Coral bleaching is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. But it's too early for obituaries. Start your Audible 30-day free trial at http://www.audible.com/vox Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: https://www.eposters.net/pdfs/the-2014-2016-global-coral-bleaching-event-preliminary-comparisons-between-thermal-stress-and.pdf http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org/ http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/gallery https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/two-thirds-of-great-barrier-reef-hit-by-back-to-back-mass-coral-bleaching https://www.coris.noaa.gov/activities/reef_managers_guide/reef_managers_guide.pdf https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12093 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114321 https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39666 https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=61021753%40N02&view_all=1&text=coral NBC 1970 https://archive.org/details/greatbarrierreef Guillaume Debever https://vimeo.com/82607901 Martin Lalonde https://vimeo.com/119572437 Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and the only living structure visible from space. Although ecosystem managers in Australia have worked hard to preserve the reefs, the past couple of decades have brought a new threat that can't be solved by any one country alone: human-induced global warming. Rising ocean temperatures have caused mass coral bleaching in coral...
How America became a superpower 08:56
How America became a superpower
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America grew from a colony to a superpower in 200 years. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2:07 Correction: Cuba seceded from the US in 1902. With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn't always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, you can see the transformation. Military budget data: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/ US foreign bases based on David Vine's book, "Base Nation" http://www.davidvine.net/base-nation.html Troop numbers: "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. November 7,...
The math problem that stumped thousands of mansplainers 04:58
The math problem that stumped thousands of mansplainers
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The Monty Hall Problem went viral in 1990. Special thanks to Zachary Crockett at Priceonomics where this story came from: http://priceonomics.com/the-time-everyone-corrected-the-worlds-smartest/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science 08:16
The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science
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Frances Glessner Lee created dollhouses with dead dolls. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox's Phil Edwards explains why. Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Frances Glessner Lee's "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" are part of a new exhibit at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art museum. The collection is part art, part science, and part creepy peek into the world of forensic science. These miniatures significantly advanced forensics and forensic science, but they aren't just CSI curios - they're complex, confounding works of art that manage to be morbid and beautiful at the same time. Lee's legacy bridges both the...
Why no aquarium has a great white shark 05:54
Why no aquarium has a great white shark
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Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. But not one has a great white shark on display. Aquariums have made dozens of attempts since the 1970s to display a captive great white shark. Most of those attempts ended with dead sharks. By the 2000s, the only group still trying was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which spent a decade planning its white shark program. In 2004, it acquired a shark that became the...
Why incompetent people think they're amazing - David Dunning 05:08
Why incompetent people think they're amazing - David Dunning
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-incompetent-people-think-they-re-amazing-david-dunning How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect. Lesson by David Dunning, directed by Wednesday Studio, music and sound by Tom Drew. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be...
Why Japan has so many vending machines 04:47
Why Japan has so many vending machines
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What vending machines can teach you about this country Subscribe to the Vox Borders newsletter for weekly updates: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Follow Johnny for more photos and videos from his travels around the globe. Facebook: https://goo.gl/l0x5cA Instagram: https://goo.gl/CduwlO While in Japan I noticed vending machines everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper a discovered that there's a very interesting answer to why Japan has so many vending machines. It's an economic story but it's also a story about how Japanese society values robotics and automation. I even found a business card vending machine: https://youtu.be/Ogb7FyzQhbk Vox Borders is a new international series focused...
An AI tried to play mario... This is the result 05:38
An AI tried to play mario... This is the result
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New video using the same ai here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtarckZgXEY It's an AI that plays nes games Creator: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/mario/ To learn how to use it go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7v5wff5YBQ This Video took 4 days to create so if you liked it leave a thumbs up! Wana see it play a different game leave a comment below!
Why do medieval buildings overhang their lower floors? 18:27
Why do medieval buildings overhang their lower floors?
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Why do medieval buildings such as cottages and castles overhang their lower floors? The Machicolations shirt: https://teespring.com/castle-machicolations Music: Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Do I have ADHD? 06:14
Do I have ADHD?
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Google can’t tell if you have ADHD or not. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
How beauty brands failed women of color 09:11
How beauty brands failed women of color
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But the industry is changing – and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty isn’t the only brand laying the foundation for a more inclusive beauty industry. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Rihanna’s new makeup line Fenty Beauty has been an instant success — and it’s not only popular because Rihanna’s name is attached to it. Fenty Beauty carries a wide range of foundations — 40 to be exact — which has the beauty industry shook. Cosmetics and the beauty industry as a whole, has a long history of creating products that did not match deeper-toned people of color. There are a number of factors that...
Why Rotten Tomatoes scores don't mean what they seem 04:43
Why Rotten Tomatoes scores don't mean what they seem
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It’s about consensus, not quality. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO EDIT: At 2:57, a previous version of this video mistakenly featured a clip from Atonement. The video has since been updated to feature a clip of Dunkirk. The Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer maintains high status in today’s Hollywood. A certified fresh badge can act like a marketing tool for a film. So filmmakers are sensitive to how their work fares on the platform. But the Tomatometer number you see measures something different than quality — it measures consensus. Earlier this summer, some executives criticized the platform, saying that critics tanked their summer hits. Films...
Minecraft isn't just a game. It's an art form. 06:07
Minecraft isn't just a game. It's an art form.
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Minecraft maps are unique worlds, but they can also be an art form. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Thanks to Blockworks for sharing their process: http://blockworksmc.com/ The images come from Beautiful Minecraft: https://www.nostarch.com/beautifulminecraft We used a wide range of maps in this video. In addition to maps you can find on Blockworks' website, you can explore some of the maps we used here: Explore the VoxAlmaworld we made (nothing happens beyond the main island, and the construction is nothing to stare at. It's like how you put a 5-year-old's artwork on the fridge: it's terrible, but they tried...
The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes 07:41
The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes
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Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards finds out what that means. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Every lane has a pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores how they change the game. Bowling isn’t just about a great ball and good form — if you want to understand the sport, you have to understand the lane. Every bowling lane, including the one in your neighborhood alley, is coated with an oil pattern to protect the wood. But these patterns aren’t just for protection —...
Meet the designer cats with wild blood 10:58
Meet the designer cats with wild blood
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Bengals, Savannahs, and Toygers, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. By breeding house cats with wild animals, humans developed hybrid cats that look like little leopards. Bengal cats are a breed that was developed by breeding domestic cats with asian leopard cats. The first American bengal breeder is a woman named Jean Mill, but her work has continued through other breeders. We...
The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight 04:57
The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight
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Why working out is great for health, but not for weight loss, explained in five minutes. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
How QWERTY conquered keyboards 05:48
How QWERTY conquered keyboards
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There's a big chance your keyboard says QWERTY. In this episode of Vox's Overrated, Phil Edwards investigates the keyboard's history. Find Overrated on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedThe... Find Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ If you've ever been curious about typewriter history, the rise of QWERTY wasn't an accident. Typing and typewriters weren't always around, and the inventor of the QWERTY typewriter layout didn't know it would become the standard. Over time, however, business reasons and typing education made QWERTY a standard across the industry and, eventually, for the vast majority of typists. Though there are exceptions to QWERTY's domination, for the most part, this keyboard...
Top 15 Most Amazing Technologies Inspired by Nature 12:25
Top 15 Most Amazing Technologies Inspired by Nature
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There's a test lab that's been running intensive R&D that you can turn to for ingenious solutions. Prepare to be amazed by these top 15 examples of biomimicry - tech inspired by nature. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: beamazedvideos@gmail.com Credit: https://pastebin.com/zYNF1iMi Be Amazed by… Gecko Skin - When you think of geckos, you probably picture a talking lizard pitching you car insurance . Moth Eyes and Solar Panels - When scientists at North Carolina University wanted to make thin solar panels more efficient, they had an eye...
The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see 05:06
The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
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Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record. http://www.vox.com/2015/11/11/9702090/voyager-golden-record-pictures Sources: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/scenes.html http://www.amazon.com/Pale-Blue-Dot-Vision-Future/dp/0345376595 http://www.amazon.com/Murmurs-Earth-Carl-Sagan-ebook/dp/B00BRUQ4HK/ref=sr_1_1 When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably. With an 8-track tape memory system and onboard computers that are thousands of times weaker than the phone in your pocket, the two spacecraft sent back an immense amount of imagery and information about the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But NASA knew that after the planetary tour was complete, the Voyagers would remain on...
The all-American fruit you've probably never heard of 06:27
The all-American fruit you've probably never heard of
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The founding fathers loved the pawpaw fruit, so how come almost nobody today has heard of them? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Make sure to check out Andrew's book about the pawpaw: https://www.amazon.com/Pawpaw-Search-Americas-Forgotten-Fruit/dp/1603587039/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510698459&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=pawpwa Special thanks to Mike Tschappat for permission to use his photograph in the video.
How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money 06:27
How Restaurants Use Psychology to Make You Spend More Money
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The Terrifying Truth About Bananas 04:06
The Terrifying Truth About Bananas
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How the inventor of Mario designs a game 05:55
How the inventor of Mario designs a game
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Shigeru Miyamoto's design philosophy, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Biomimicry design, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here:  https://99percentinvisible.org/

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Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour.

It didn’t always look like this. Earlier models were rounder and louder, often suffering from the phenomenon of "tunnel boom," where deafening compressed air would rush out of a tunnel after a train rushed in. But a moment of inspiration from engineer and birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu led the system to be redesigned based on the aerodynamics of three species of birds.

Nakatsu’s case is a fascinating example of biomimicry, the design movement pioneered by biologist and writer Janine Benyus. She's a co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit encouraging creators to discover how big challenges in design, engineering, and sustainability have often already been solved through 3.8 billion years of evolution on earth. We just have to go out and find them.

This is one of a series of videos we're launching in partnership with 99% Invisible, an awesome podcast about design. 99% Invisible is a member of https://99percentinvisible.org/

Adional imagery from the Biodiversity Heritage Library: https://99percentinvisible.org/

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